The Byrd Polar and Climate Research Center (BPCRC) at The Ohio State University is recognized internationally as a leader in polar and alpine research. Our research programs are conducted throughout the world. The Center is named in honor of Admiral Richard E. Byrd, America's most famous polar explorer. There are ten research groups at BPCRC, along with a Library, Archival Program, the Polar Rock Repository, and a team of support staff. Research at the Center focuses on the role of cold regions in the Earth's overall climate system, and encompasses geological sciences, geochemistry, glaciology, paleoclimatology, meteorology, remote sensing, ocean dynamics, and the history of polar exploration. In addition, BPCRC maintains the Byrd Postdoctoral Fellowship Program, provides research opportunities and support for a number of graduate and undergraduate students, offers seminars and lectures on a frequent basis, and maintains a public Education & Outreach program.


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Graduate Research Associate

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Principal Investigator/Emeritus Faculty

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Principal Investigator/Post Doctoral Researcher

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Graduate Student

Byrd Banner announcing the 2015 Post-Doctoral Program.Call for Applications for the Rick Toracinta Graduate Scholarship in Atmospheric Science.

Polar Rock Repository